Layering Rugs: 4 Simple, Yet Creative Techniques

Who doesn’t love layering! We layer our clothes and bedding everyday, so why not layer your rugs? Rugs can be a difficult purchase whether they are part of your initial design plan or an after-thought to an unfinished room. Size, price, color, texture, material, and rug pile need to be considered when selecting proper dogs for your space. We know this can be a little overwhelming, so if you haven’t thought about using this design technique before, here are some ideas on how to create luxurious layers on the floor of your beautiful home!

Different Sizes

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The photo above shows a nice example of layering a low pile rug topped with a smaller cream fur rug. The combination of the two adds texture and a warm cozy feel to the space. Notice the sizes are working together and one is not competing with the other, creating a cohesive balance to the room.

Expanding Space

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Using a jute rug for your base rug, topping it with a hide allows you to create the feeling of a larger seating area with the highlight being the hide. This layering effect uses the second rug as an anchor the your seating area. you can use any type of smaller rug to achieve this look just pay attention to the pile heights. This layering combination is going to add immediate texture into any space. A good example of choosing the right pile heights for layering.

Using Patterns & Colors

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Eclectic rug layering is shown in this photo. You can finally pull out all those small textile rugs you never found a spot for and layer them up in a fun creative way. This is a way to change up your space in no time.

Layer In The Nursery

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One of my favorite places to layer rugs in the nursery! Here is a beautiful example of layering within the space. Creating a soft area to enjoy with your little one is very important. You see a low pile rug with an accent fur. I love how plush this rug is and the feel it creates in the nursery.

Now you have some tips and ideas to start layering! If your rug is too small now, you can change that with adding another or pull out the one in your closet you couldn’t find a spot for. Have fun and layer it up!

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Feng Shui: Welcome Positive Energy Into Your Home

We know as homeowners the way you design your home really shows off who you are and your personality, but did you know it can also determine how you feel throughout the day? An unstructured, disorganized home can create chaos and cause a lack of peace. Fortunately, you can change this with a few simple adjustments! Infuse feelings of love, fame, prosperity, and creativity in all the rooms in your home by deliberately choosing certain paint colors, furniture arrangements, and live natural elements. All of these design principles help make up the tenets of Feng Shui and can go a long way towards improving the flow and energy in your home. With a few of our helpful tips, you can create a much more harmonious living space throughout all the rooms in your home!

The Kitchen

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To begin Feng Shui you have to understand exactly how it works. This process includes the aspects of water, wood, earth, metal, and fire to create good energy throughout your home. We will first start with your kitchen space. This area should be decorated with elements that influence wealth and prosperity, such as live, colorful plants, fountains or pictures of moving water, and anything green with color pops of purple and red. It would be good to use wood as a primary aspect of this area, along with water and earth elements since it’s the place that you will be eating and preparing food in.

The Children’s Room

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Next, you can reflect your creative energy, as well as supportive energy in your children’s room. You can achieve this by incorporating art that inspires you and your children, pictures of your children, and using soft pastel colors. It is best to keep this space uplifting, and energized since it is the main space that your children will be growing up in, so make it fun!

The Center of Your Home

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The center of your home is an energy vortex that works much like the human heart to direct the flow of energy throughout your house. This is the area that most definitely requires a touch of all 5 elements so that they can flow throughout the entire house. Art that represents harmony between all 5 elements would be good for this area. An example of this could be a bamboo fountain that has a red ribbon tied around it (for fire) along with stones and metal coins in the basin of the fountain to represent earth and metal.

The Family Room

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For your living area, use feng shui to focus this space on your family and its physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The area should be enhanced with décor that reflects harmony and calm energy in order to bring peace to the family. You’ll want to use happy, healthy colors like blues, and vibrant greens, with bits of bright colors and brown, earthy tones. Lots of light and mirrors, along with a comfortable center rug would also work well in this living space.

The Office

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And for our last tip, we have the study or workspace. This space is related to your career and your path in life, so it should always reflect the energy of this space towards your career goals. This area should mainly use neutral tones, with small dabs of colors that you think would help inspire you. Artwork and pictures of vast water and the sky should also be included to symbolize endless possibilities. Make sure that there is a lot of daylight available in the space, along with sufficient lighting when natural light is not present. It is also best to add a small indoor water feature, such as a small fish tank, or miniature fountain to show the flowing of water.

If you follow these design tips, we can guarantee they will create more positive energy and good vibes throughout your home! Comment with pictures of how you have incorporated Feng Shui in each room and space in your home!

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